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Position: Sr Project Engineer

Location:  San Diego, CA


  • Ability to work in a team with engineering programmers and materials science engineers
  • Contribute to product development under a broad materials scope including metals (Al, Ni, and Fe-based systems) and ceramics.
  • Enhance alloy development and design tools and software with a focus on enhancing existing techniques with machine learning capabilities
  • Oversee the integration and operation of high throughput experimental techniques

Your Profile

  • Doctorate’s degree in Materials Science Engineering, or related field or foreign equivalent.
  • Proven ability to independently run alloy design projects
  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering with 0-5 yrs. experience
  • Highly competent in software coding, Matlab, Python, C++, and/or LabView
  • Highly competent in Calphad Techniques
  • Highly competent in Machine Learning techniques and tools
  • Competent in Phase Precipitation Based Modelling for Alloys
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated capability to invent new technology
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Commitment to help the team achieve deliverables
  • Ability to travel <10% of the time

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of more than 10 600 employees at 179 locations in 37 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2020.

Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, energy, oil & gas, automotive, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team! We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K).

Sustainability is a living principle for Oerlikon.

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Metco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon Metco to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Metco is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

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